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ASUS P5Q-E ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   4 lbs
   Part #: P5Q-E

Features    [ Edit | History ]

P5Q-E Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • P5Q-E Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 1 x FDD cable
  • 6 x Serial ATA cable
  • 1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
  • 1 x 2-port USB
  • 1 x 1-port 1394 (4-pin) module
  • 1 x Q-Shield
  • 1 x User manual
  • Support Disc
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Celeron Celeron Dual-Core Core 2 Duo Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Core 2 Extreme Core 2 Quad Pentium 4 Pentium D
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR2-1200/PC2-9600 DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 DDR2-800/PC2-6400 DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Front Side Bus 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 800 MHz
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P45 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 9
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 3
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: ADI
     Sound Controller Model: AD2000B
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: P5Q-E
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: P5Q-E
     Product Name: P5Q-E Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-1200/PC2-9600
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:

Support Disc contents:

  • Drivers
  • Express Gate
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • Anti-virus software
  • Image-Editing Suite

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • P5Q-E Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 1 x FDD cable
  • 6 x Serial ATA cable
  • 1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
  • 1 x 2-port USB
  • 1 x 1-port 1394 (4-pin) module
  • 1 x Q-Shield
  • 1 x User manual
  • Support Disc

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 9
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (243.8 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (304.8 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P45 Express
     Front Side Bus: 1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Celeron
Celeron Dual-Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Pentium 4
Pentium D
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

ASUS P5Q-E Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Months
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

Experience: 9 Months
Good Bios, Overclocking capabilities
Good overclocker!
easily got from 2.66Ghz to 4.00Ghz on my Q9450.
Great Bios, the bios is great to work with as it re-loads itself without needing to reset CMOS.
Built in surround sound = very nice.
Probably the best board choice for any core 2 or core 2 quad system with its P45 chipset

Experience: 4 Months
No glitches, user-friendly & cheap!!
no fault code display system
Great motherboard, been having it for almost 4 months now. So far I never had any problems - took it out of the box and installed it with in 10 minutes.. that easy! I am always happy with asus motherboard as I never had any lemon yet and I will always continue to do business with Asus

Captain Mazda
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
-Another solid and dependable ASUS motherboard
-Perfect for gaming or heavy workstation PCs
-Tons of features
Bought this for a workstation I built for my father. It handles 2x2GB XTC Platinum, a 9800GTX+, and a Q6600 with no trouble. This motherboard is one of the best in the market in reliability, quality, and performance.

Experience: 1 Months
No problems with it
Very easy driver installation since you just do it off a cd
Startup is slower than my P4 for some reason. Same with my friend's... Don't know if it is the stupid Express Gate's fault but it's bearable since you only need to wait a bit longer.

A bit pricey?
Wad deciding between this and a P5Q Pro. I got this because it offers better cooling. I really don't like my temps high. I got this with a Xigmatek 1283. For some reason the Thermalright Bolt-Thru kit didn't work. However, the heatsink is still VERY stable so I guess the kit was not needed afterall. Running on this mobo with 4GB Mushkin Redlines at around 26-30C idle in a Antec 900.

Experience: 5 Days
I am still searching for any.
Very capricious MB, quite a bit of memory issues. It won't run my DDR2-1000 G. skill memory under any circumstances even though I am 100% sure that my memory sticks are OK. I have checked them in another system.
I am completely flabbergasted by all the memory issues I have been having with this MB. It won't run my G. Skill memory sticks under any circumstances. Heck, It can't hardly run stable with Kingston value ram for crying out loud. I have tried huge amount of settings playing with the RAM and NB voltage, memory timing etc etc. I would have put a one star rating but I can't provide an ID order since it was not bought here, in any case those problems are not related to the retailer but to the quality of the MB itself. Searching around on the web made me realize that I am not the only having problem with MB and I just thought I would post a word here to warn others about these potential problems.

Experience: 13 Days
 Verified Owner
made by asus
3 pci-e slots
16gb ram capability
cpu heatsink on the side gets in the way of some aftermarket cpu coolers.
works with all my parts.

was able to recognize my ocz ram just fan.

bios was easy to setup and overclock with.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
-Good board layout
-Very reliable and cool
-Onboard sound is top notch
-A bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for
Amazing board, really easy to work with, everything is where it should be. Overclocks like a champ. This is the third time I build a system using this board, and my friends ask for more :D

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
P45 chipset
great layout and stays cool
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
no heatpipe to south chipset
Great board, the P45 chipset is awsome, especially on an Asus board. Paired this up with Q9550 and 4gb ddr2 and 4870 ....
Really fast and stable.
If your getting this board for the energy saving ability better do some research because it doesn't make a huge difference.( check out Tomshardware on the review for energy savers)

Other than that this board it great no issues at all.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
facile a installer
beaucoup de port
probleme de son avec la mienne
très bonne carte, bon prix, bonne qualité, possibilité d'overclocking

entierement satisfait a ce jour

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Messages about ASUS P5Q-E ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard

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ICH9R RAID5 Performance (Zetro- May 24, 09, 4 Replies) Read this message
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Boot/Video detection issue (GOM- Mar 07, 09, 3 Replies) Read this message
E3110 + Ballistix... NO POST ??? (Gerry_T- Mar 07, 09, 10 Replies) Read this message
Unsure if Refurb. or Not. (ThePook- Jan 21, 09, 4 Replies) Read this message
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HIS Radeon HD 4850 (Michael_H- Nov 11, 08, 2 Replies) Read this message
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Posted by: MG @08/21/08
Posted by: MG @08/21/08
Comment: ASUS P5Q-E is the mid range board for most end users would go for. This is because it is more affordable and has the best price/performance ratio compared to the more expensive RoG boards from the same brand maker ASUS.
Posted by: dsjlee @06/12/08
Comment: the competition will find the Asus P5Q-E will be hard to beat. The innovative features from Asus really makes this motherboard stand out,
Posted by: dsjlee @06/09/08
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